Writing Tip: The Right Story is Worth the Struggle

Two things I can tell you about writing fiction: It’s hard work It only gets harder When I say it’s hard work, I mean it takes far more than just jotting down what your imagination dictates. The greater part of writing is rewriting. There are stories that practically write themselves, and once you get to the end and read it again, the plot is pretty much good as is. But then there are stories you agonize over every step of the way. You rewrite them a million times and when you finally get to the end you realize you need to rewrite it a hundred times more. That’s just the nature of the beast. The thing about it is you get pickier as you grow. Your first books flow smoothly because you have no expectation of yourself, other than to get the story on paper. But after several rounds of […]

Goodreads Giveaway!

I’m giving away an autographed copy of Dragonblood over on Goodreads! Deadline to enter is October 14, 2016. Return to a world of fantasy where gods are fickle, demons fly in the night, and Ragnarok is almost at hand. The Royal Wizard has enchanted readers all over the world. Now Dragonblood ramps up both action and danger as an Aegiran prince fights for his tribe’s survival. Enter Giveaway

Thank You Rebel Followers!

Dear friends, Hello again! I have returned from my exotic Hawaii vacation refreshed, rejuvenated, and raring to go right back again. Seriously, my Zen took a huge hit upon reentering the big city. Apparently, I am still a small town girl at heart. Oh well… one day. I wanted to write a quick note to thank my Rebel Court followers out loud for signing up for Catch Me. Your response has touched my heart, and I’m saving each and every one of them (which is  usually pretty creepy, but I’m a writer so I get a pass 😉 ). Your packages are all ready to go out in the mail tomorrow, so you should be getting them soon. 🙂 If you liked it, I hope you will tell your friends. I’m still doing this similar deal for the next book in the series, Dearest Love, except that one will be sent […]

How did I get here?

When I wake up tomorrow morning, Dragonblood will be available for sale across online booksellers around the world. It’ll mark my 10th original book publication, and the 7th full-length novel to be unleashed upon the world from the dark recesses of my twisted mind. Quite honestly, this is the first time I’ve actually counted them, and that kind of gives me pause. How many writers out there lose track of their books? Is there anyone who would have passed a milestone like that and not notice? Years ago, when my stories were being madly scribbled into the back of my ECON101 and PHIL210 notebooks, I kept meticulous track of every single title. No, seriously. Look:

Happy Holidays!

With Christmas just around the corner, I figured I would keep this last post of 2015 short, sweet, and fun. I wish you all much happiness this Holiday season. May your days be jolly and your nights warm, may you have all the love and joy in the world, and nothing but the best in the New Year. Sending hugs and kisses to everyone! And as a small treat, I give you new (and unedited) chapters of Dragonblood: Prologue | Chapter One | Chapter Two

The Royal Wizard and Dragonblood Series

Curious things have been happening of late. Ever since I began posting “Dragonborn” news, excerpts, and images on my Facebook page, I’ve had fans of The Elder Scrolls game franchise commenting on the similarities between my book and the games. It surprised me somewhat, because I am not a gamer, and had never heard of these games before the first comments started pouring in. On their warnings and advice, I did a little research into the matter. What I discovered was that there are no similarities in the structure, plot, or characters between my books and the popular RPG games, other than their being high fantasy and including dragons and other classical creatures of fantasy and mythology. That’s the good news. The bad news, and the source of all these comments, is that the game creators had apparently Trademarked the name “Dragonborn” as a person with the soul and blood […]